Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
BCM
Durkin Tactical Franklin Armory
User Panel

Posted: 8/19/2017 10:22:09 PM EDT
Who makes the match barrel for PTR-91 the "FR" variant?  And what kind of accuracy can you expect out of with decent ammo like FGMM with 168 grainers or similar?

It has a match bull barrel.

Barrel:
18” Bull Barrel 4140 Chromoly
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:19:43 AM EDT
[#1]
Twist rate? Is it 1/11 or 1/10. I like heavier bullets for the 1/10. Like 175-208gr. I do 168 and lighter for 1/11 twist. You won't get bolt gun accuracy out of a semi auto. Is the barrel free floated. If barrel isn't free floated accuracy will suffer.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:11:13 PM EDT
[#2]
I think it was reported in the past as Thompson Center.  Not exactly match grade but better than rack grade.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:57:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: lew] [#3]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By GreenLocust:
I think it was reported in the past as Thompson Center.  Not exactly match grade but better than rack grade.
View Quote
That's what I have heard as well.

No idea about that particular model, but my PTR GI gets 2.25 MOA.
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 12:14:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: ad_nauseam] [#4]

I wonder if this HK91 clone does any better.
Link Posted: 8/26/2017 6:16:48 PM EDT
[#5]
Isn't it a battle rifle not a sniper or marksman rifle?
Link Posted: 8/26/2017 11:30:29 PM EDT
[#6]
Correct. The pencil profile barrel of Hk91 did not contribute to accuracy.

I wonder if the PTR-91FR does any better.
Link Posted: 8/31/2017 7:25:09 PM EDT
[#7]
Everything I've read leads me to believe trying to make a 'precision' rifle on the 91 design is a waste of time and money with little to show for the effort.

YMMV
Link Posted: 9/18/2017 9:24:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: tm965] [#8]
I have one of these rifles and used to hunt with it/shoot it a lot years ago. It shot well, would do moa with cheap federal 150gr soft points and 168 amax. Doubt it shoots that well anymore after all the steel case that's been through it and the wide hand guard that replaced the free float that came on it. Not to mention the absurd amount of carbon built up around the crown that I can't get off without fear of buggering it.

ETA: have the 16" model
Link Posted: 9/19/2017 11:21:45 AM EDT
[#9]
HK-91 rifles have lots of issues that conspire against good accuracy.

The triggers are horrible.

There is a huge amount of reciprocating mass.

The ejection cycle is probably the most violent of any semi-auto ever produced.

Ball ammo is junk and should never be used to test the potential accuracy of any rifle. Sierra 168 grain Match King's perform very well from virtually any rifle and would be my first choice for testing purposes.
Link Posted: 9/20/2017 1:57:04 PM EDT
[#10]
Very first run had Wilson barrels , I have one of the first xxx28 . Mine shoots well no jams and is a 2moa rifle. Some had trouble with tight chambers mine has been trouble free.
Link Posted: 9/20/2017 1:59:34 PM EDT
[#11]
Very first run had Wilson match barrels , mine is one of the first 100 made and is a 2moa shooter with no ftf or fte problems.
Link Posted: 9/20/2017 2:00:28 PM EDT
[#12]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By GONIF:
Very first run had Wilson match barrels , mine is one of the first 100 made and is a 2moa shooter with no ftf or fte problems.
View Quote
Close Join Our Mail List to Stay Up To Date! Win a FREE Membership!

Sign up for the ARFCOM weekly newsletter and be entered to win a free ARFCOM membership. One new winner* is announced every week!

You will receive an email every Friday morning featuring the latest chatter from the hottest topics, breaking news surrounding legislation, as well as exclusive deals only available to ARFCOM email subscribers.


By signing up you agree to our User Agreement. *Must have a registered ARFCOM account to win.
Top Top